IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers, has announced that entry for the 2019 NAB Show Las Vegas BaM Awards® is now open. The IABM BaM Awards® recognise outstanding technological innovations that deliver real business and creative benefits. The BaMs® are the only truly independent technology awards in the industry, and are widely recognised as the gold standard for rewarding broadcast and media innovation.
Submissions for the BaM Awards® are open to every company (whether an IABM member or not) that has launched a new product or service within 12 months of NAB Show Las Vegas; the nominated product must be available to view during the show. Entry is free for IABM members. Judging is carried out by a panel of 40 independent, expert judges and the winners will be announced at IABM’s BaM Awards® party on 9 April during the show.
The BaM Awards®, which run in two editions – at NAB Show Las Vegas and IBC each year, honour innovations in nine categories that together make up the BaM Content Chain®, accurately modeling the structure of the industry today. In addition, a tenth category recognises an outstanding project, event or collaboration.
All the winners from both the NAB Show and IBC editions are automatically shortlisted for the IABM Peter Wayne Golden BaM Award®, with the overall winner receiving this ultimate industry accolade at the IABM’s Annual International Business Conference at the end of the year.
“BaM Awards® winners value the industry-wide recognition and publicity that these awards bring enormously,” said Lisa Collins, IABM head of Marketing. “This is reflected by the record number of high quality entries we received for the IBC 2018 edition, and I hope that the NAB 2019 edition will raise the bar again as the volume and scale of innovation continues to accelerate to power the ongoing industry transformation. I am looking forward once again to challenging the distinguished judging panel to choose the very best from the best!”